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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kangaroo Island





Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island and is 112 kilometers southwest of Adelaide.




It is one of the world's last great unspoiled island wildernesses. Native Australian wildlife and nature abound, and many species of plant and animal that are found on Kangaroo Island are no longer seen on the Australian mainland so it is one of earth’s last unspoilt refuges.





If you love nature and animals you’ll love it here because it’s teeming with wildlife. Seals, emu, echidnas, platypus, koalas, goannas, wallabies and of course kangaroos.






Because of its isolation from the mainland, there are no foxes or rabbits here. Registration and micro-chipping of cats is mandatory.






And if you’re a foodie, then of course there’s the wine and wonderful seafood.




The southern rock lobster is among the world’s most highly rated seafood delicacy. At Fergusons, view live lobster and amazing King crabs in the working depots' holding and feeding tanks.





Kangaroo Island statistics: Approximately 1600 km (1000 miles) of sealed and unsealed roads 509 km (318.2 miles) coastline155 km (96 miles) from east to west55 km (34.5 miles) at its widest point1 km (.6 miles) at it's narrowest pointHighest altitude 307 m (1,010 feet).




Self Contained accommodation is by far the most common form of accommodation on Kangaroo Island. Accommodation ranges from units and cabins through to multiple-bedroom houses and apartments. Accommodation is located within walking distance of town shops and restaurants, or in more secluded areas including cottages nestled in bushland or a beach house with beautiful sea views. Many visitors choose to shop at the Island’s many stores or collect food and wine from local producers and prepare their own meals in their own fully appointed kitchen.